Happy New Year! Scottsdale Sunrise was back in action last week at our usual meeting location. We heard from Robert Theobald, Small Business Ombudsman at the Arizona Commerce Authority. The Arizona Commerce Authority, chaired by Governor Doug Ducey, focuses on economic development with a mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. Robert discussed many of the resources that the Commerce Authority offers to help recruit and cultivate/promote small businesses within the state. Additional information can be found on their website:
A big thank you to Scott Sherman who announced at our January 9th meeting that he will be donating $5,000 to the Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Foundation. Scott’s donation will help allow our club to continue providing international and local assistance to those in need. Thank you, Scott!
In lieu of our Thursday meeting this week, we have our first ever joint fundraising breakfast with Raising Special Kids. The event will be held at Grayhawk Golf Club in the Fairway House. The address is 8620 E Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Check-in will be from 7:15am – 7:45am with the breakfast starting at 8:00am. We need volunteers and/or individuals who would like to attend (must be willing to make a donation). Please reach out to Alli Roth ( or Dave Lewis ( for additional information.
Finally, I would like to thank Keith Morris and Zack Smith for their service to our club. Keith recently resigned as he is spending more of his time at his home in California. Similarly, Zack also resigned as he has been spending most of his time in California. Zack plans to rejoin the club when life brings him back to Arizona. We will miss them both.
I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday at Grayhawk!
Upcoming Events
Fundraising Breakfast
Date: Thursday, Jan. 16th, 2020, 7:30am – 9:00am
Grayhawk Golf Club - Fairway House
8620 E Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Super Bowl Party
Date: Sunday, Feb 2nd 2020 3:30pm
The Sherman Home
8001 N. 73rd Place Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Special Day for Special Kids
Date: Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 2020 10:00am – 2:00pm
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Upcoming Meetings
January 16, 2020 – NO MEETING – Fundraising Breakfast
January 23, 2020 –– Dr. Daniel Blackwood, Neuropsychologist & Consultant to the Arizona Cardinals
January 30, 2020 – Oramel Skinner, Arizona State Solicitor General
February 6, 2020 – Jeff Moore, Executive Director - Alice Cooper Solid Rock
January Birthdays & Anniversaries
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